Talk:Gravitation of the Moon
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Values for Moon's Gravity and % difference
The vlaues in the article are currently unsourced. I no longer have access to the sources. Could someone confirm if the 16.6% and 1.6249 m/s2 are correct and sourced?
Serious typo on this page?
The article states "The acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the Moon is 23.6249 m/s2, about 16.6% that on Earth's surface" As mentioned above, the value of g on the moon is about 1.622 (many sources...no need to cite for the purposes of this discussion), and this 23.62 value is clearly a typo. If I'm incorrect, then the article should clarify the meaning of the 23.62 number.Physxman (talk) 15:46, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
- I concur that it is most likely a typo, and I also think that the comment in the footnote is unfounded. The cited paper itself compares the LGM2011 value to measured values at Apollo landing sites. I will edit to use the LGM2011 mean value (so stick with the source) and stdev. We can talk it out of there's a source that seems better; I mostly want to get the weird value off the page.TuxedoMonkey (talk) 18:43, 26 January 2015 (UTC)